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about not using president before obama in a news story, "the new york times" peter baker also explained to irate tweeters, quote, that's the style on second reference for every president. bush, clinton, et cetera. i thought we could talk about it here. >> you have been wanting to do this. >> i have because this is, you know, last week was sort of the apex of it. but this is something i've been noticing for a while. i'll come on our show and other shows, and you know, we'll just be talking politics and i'll say, well, you know, clinton's doing this and obama's doing that and harry reid and whatever. and i'll get these, you know, i'll get people on twitter occasionally saying it should be president obama. always refer to him as president. show some respect. you're not being respectful enough and i'd say you know what? when bush was president, i called him bush. sometimes i called him bubba or w or 43. i call obama obama. if i'm in a formal setting, if i was interviewing him, if i was at a press conference, anything like that, of course i would refer to him as mr. president. you know, when
barack obama is expected to round out his new national security team next week. washington insiders say that former republican senator shut hay- gel of nebraska is the front runner for the secretary of state the job. but the prospect has already drawn sharp criticism from a number of pro it is early and gay groups. meanwhile, acting cia director might go more rally is competing with counter-terrorism adviser john marin and to be the new spy chief. the president returns from his hole why eat family vacation on sunday and he is expected to announce some of his picks on monday. >> critics of arizona as a medical marijuana law thought it would cause " marijuana madness " among teams. but that did not happen. a new study shows that pot use by teenagers is actually declining in arizona since the law was passed in 2010. it is still, the overall average is down. most of the teens surveyed say that they got marijuana from their friends. about 12 percent said they got from someone with a medical marijuana card. >> the fda wants to make food safer, " before " it gets to your plate. possibly before
? >> this is an army as well in terms of the political aspects and obama. under lew and his new incarnation of a while back as omb head for obama, i have a piece that talks about how omb under obama sounds almost exactly like the tea party. it adopts all of their rubric about these terrible social programs, these terrible safety net, and how it is going to imperil our nation and what we need to do is be balancing the budget. in other words, austerity. had obama succeeded in following lew's recommendation in july 2011 when there were trying to negotiate the so-called grand bargain, which is really the grand the trail of the safety net, unemployment in july 2011 was 9.1%. austerity in the united states would have done just what it did in europe. unemployment would have surged. all through 2012, the election year, unemployment would have been going up well above 10%, quite possibly into the 11% or 12% range, which is where it is in europe. obama would have been toast. he would have been crushed in the election. the democrats would have lost control of the senate and such. and these folks, even today, are
. 12 people were killed in a movie theater last year. >> president obama is promising quick action on new gun control laws. loophole ahe gu glaring problem. some gun shows are feeling the heat. >> the shadow of newtown fell in nearbygun show stamford, connecticut. they declined to request to cancel the event. if you cancel it -- a lot of ill be hurt by it. >> others have been called off. another has agreed not to display semi automatic rifles. buying. a lot of panic that in the talk of new gun coming from washington. >> there is purchase of possession. there is a report of 2.8 thaton background checks in 2012.gun buyers that is an increase in one year. some stores have trouble keeping their shelves filled. more people are taking shooting instructions. we went from one class a two or three classes a month. in upstate new york, the editors of the journal news have made public the names and e holding af everyon two towns north of , complete with a .ap a third county is refusing to un owners.ts list of goin the news has hired armed guards in the wake of a backlash. abc 7 news, new york
.c. general services told us, $1 million. sam ford, abc 7 news. >> very nice. president obama has selected the bible that he will use to take the oath of office. it they are personal and significant to him. he will use the bible that michelle obama's father gave his mother in 1958. for the inauguration ceremony the president will use two bibes, one is the lincoln bible that he took the oath with in 2009 and abraham lincoln used for his inauguration. he also plans to use martin luther king's personal traveling bible. >> the final chapter in afghanistan. the secretary of defense makes a bold prediction. >> we had a mild january night in washington. doug hill is back with how long this will last. >> rg3 is pressing to start his rehab and recovery. the window zards are ready for wall to return while the ravepbtses are going to count on ray ray in the mile-high city. >> at least 150 people are dead after a series of bombings in pakistan. eight people died in the initial attack at an explosion at a bill lard hall in pakistan. >> the united states is in the final
of a better person to continue tim's work at treasury than jack lew. >> reporter: president obama nominating a new man to head the treasury department but signaling plans to continue with the fiscal policy the administration relied on in the first term. white house says lew has a keen understanding of domestic and international issues that impact the u.s. economy and point to the track record. >> under president clinton he presided over three budget surpluses in a row. with the talk of deficit reduction, making sure the boog are balanced this is the guy who did it. three times. >> reporter: republican opponent, senator jeff sessions chief among them say jack lew is the wrong man for the job and without then house speaker newt gingrich refusing to allow more government spending the budget achievements would never have happened. sessions without qualification, accuses lew of lying to congress when testifying about the president's fiscal policy and plans. >> he is consistently and deliberately misrepresented the facts of the president's plan. as the budget director for the president. >> reporte
of his cabinet. abc news reporter chuck sievertson has more. jay for president obama the vacation is over. mr. obama returns from hawaii to a climate that is chilly in more ways than one. he reportedly has chosen the republican senator chuck heigle to replace leon panetta as secretary of defense. hiegle would be a controversial pick. he advocates negotiating with iran and some question how strongly he supports israel. one pro israel group is already running an ad against heigle. >> for secretary of defense, chuck heigl se not a responsible option. >> even the top senate republican is holding back judgments. >> i will wait and see how the hearing goes, and see if chuck's view squares with the job he would be nominated to do. >> some democrats are speaking up for him. >> chuck hiegle is a tremendous patriot and statesman and served incredibly in vietnam and served this country as the united states senator. >> and president obama is about to lose his treasury secretary. tim gietner is the last original member of the finance team. he leaves as three major deadlines loom. by the end of februar
think. >> it must be the first loss for obama in the new year. gerri: thank you both for coming on tonight. we appreciate what you have to say so much. gerri: now we want to know what you think. are you worried about president obama tightening restrictions on guns? avant gerriwillis.com, vote on the right-hand side of the screen, we will share the results at the end of tonight's show. there's a lot more to come this hour, including new calls for an end to government cash handouts as welfare recipients are using their benefit cards at strip clubs and other x-rated establishments. and nancy pelosi says the latest tax deal in congress does not go far enough this is $100,000. we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money? if your bank takes more money than a stranger, you need an ally. ally bank. your money needs an ally. gerri: yet another battle looming in washington. in a number of weeks, the u.s. is set to said they had a $16.4 trillion limit.
be the first loss for obama in the new year. gerri: thank you both for cing on tonight. we appreciate what you have to say so much. gerri: now we want t know what you think. are you worried about president obama tightening restrictions on gs? avant gerriwillis.com, vote on the right-hand side of the screen, we will share the results at the end of tonight's show. there's a lot more to come this hour, including new calls for an end to government cash handouts as welfare recipients are using their benefit cards at strip clubs and other x-rated establishments. and nancy pelosi says the latest tax deal in congress does not go far enough [beep] [indistinct chatter] [kids talking at once] [speaking foreign language] [heart beating] [heartbeat continues] [faint singing] [heartbeat, music playing louder] ♪ i'm feeling better since you know me ♪ ♪ i was a lonely soul, but that's the old me... ♪ announcer: this song was created with heartbeats of children in need. find out how it can help frontline health workers bring hope to millions of children at everybeatmatters.org. gerri: yet another battl
and that is your 5@5:00. >>> folks news in just a few hours president obama will nominate former senator chuck hagel. it has been met with strong criticism including from hagel's own party. good morning jennifer. >> what has republicans and democrats up in arms are remarks hagel made when he was in the senate about israel. in a 2006 interview with aaron david miller hagel said the following, the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people here. i am not an israeli senator i am a u.s. senator. hagel favored direct talks with iran and is one of two senators to vote against sanking iran. many are questioning the president's choice. >> chuck hagel if confirmed to be secretary of defense would be the most antagonistic secretary of defense toward the state of israel in our nation's history. not only has he said you should directly negotiate with iran sanctions won't work that it is negotiating hamas which is an organization terrorist group that lobbed thousands of rockettes into israel. >> his defenders point to his two purple hearts in vietnam. >> chuck hague elt is a tremendous patriot served incred
fox news president obama is preparing to to nominate chuck hagel as next defense seche would need senate confirmation before replacing leon panetta, an announcement could come as early as monday. >> gregg: reports that lance armstrong may be ready to change his story on doping charges. "new york times" reporting sources undisclosed could close to the cycling champion but an attorney for armstrong says his client is not considering a confession. >> there is growing concerns over stranded oil rig in remote area of alaska. its massive platform running aground kodiak island. they are scrambling to secure the troubled rig before another storm does more damage. dominic is joining us from los angeles with more. >> sea, air and land efforts. they are sending in more to remote island of southern alaska but weather conditions are plaguing this recovery. what they describe as coastguard unified command. there is 14 support ships and dropping crews on to the platform. they have to get new power generated others board to replace those damaged by water during the storm. it happened on new year'
amendment. the national rifle association membership has soared by about 100,000 new members in just over two weeks. we will be taking up the obama assault on the second amendment with his presidential power, by talking with trey gowdy and peter jensen. also tonight, a live report on big news out of washington. president obama officially nominating jack lew to head up the treasury department. shannon bream handles that for us. we will take an in-depth look at what has become an epidemic in this country. doctor robbie ludwig joins us on the psychology of what is a culture. what some call human graffiti. and secretary geithner not winning resounding support from republicans despite the fact that is budget director in the clinton administration, he presided over three straight balanced budgets. shannon bream has our report. reporter: >> i cannot think of a better person to continue then jack lew. reporter: president obama signaling plans to continue by nominating jack lew. he has handled a string of issues that has impacted the economy. >> he presided over three budget surpluses in a row. fo
for the accused gunman, juan goh says he has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. president obama today picked new men to fight the war on terror and to get u.s. forces out of afghanistan. he nominated former senator chuck hagel of nebraska, a republican, to be secretary of defense and homeland security advisor john brennan to be director of the centralen intelligence agency. the president had earlier nominated john kerry to be secretary of state. hagel faces at least some opposition by both democrats and fellow republicans. major garrett is at the white house for us tonight.an major? >> reporter: scott, the president know there is a fight ahead but he's willing to wage in the part because he believes now is the time for a secretary of defense who knows what combat is like up close and what the wounded experience when the war t is over.ex not only did senator hagel volunteer for combat duty in vietnam, he was awarded two purple hearts. >> he'd be the first person ofe enlisted rank to serve as secretary of defense. one of the few secretarys who've been wounded in war and the first vietn
obama is likely to reveal new ideas next week to reduce gun violence. >> massacre after massacre and something has to give, and i think the tipping point was sandy hook. >> reporter: awe five crew members were tested. alcohol did not play a role in the accident. >> it hit the right side of the boat on the dock hard like a bomb. >>> when i found out they weren't elected, i was stunned. >>> as president obama reveals his cabinet, some people are asking where's the diversity. >> reporter: a race is on in canada. about a dozen killer whales are trapped under the ice. >> it's delightful here. i wouldn't expect nothing more. >>> it's expected that apple may be making a less expensive version of their eiphone. yeah, they're calling it a samsung. >>> i'm charlie rose with gayle king. norah o'donnell is on assign't. >>> the nationwide flu outbreak is getting worse in the hard-hit city of boston. the mayor is declaring a state of emergency. >>> 41 states report an outbreak. there have been 18 flu-related deaths. this year's flu nation is straining the health care system. >>> at the white h
shell. is that too much dralm ajim? >> well, i mean, it works for christydoesn't it? the governor of new jersey set himself up as a figure looking down with mostly scorn at the democrats and republicans in terms of the middle of the country that feels anti-congress . not all that keen on president obama either it is a pretty good position. >> she - on he does have to run for reelection. >> the decision to delay the vote to make sure the money was well spent. bill kristol defended it. >> it is indefensible and we talk about well spent money, shut down the entire congress. come on, it was a political move and there was a response to a political move that was genuine not only by chris christy but pete king who said the same thing. disaster money should not be politicized. >> the point, justin critics of the bill said it was not all disaster relief. >> let it go to the floor. the speaker had an open vote and he could have done it here and they had the vote to pass it >> media mean seems to be that the gop was out of touch and divided. many judy , agree with that. was that the way the headlin
and more of the pictures of this melee. >> jamie: plus, fox news learning that president obama will nominate chuck hagel to be the next defense secretary as early as tomorrow. if so, hagel should not expect sailing through his confirmation hearing as the criticism rises from both sides of the aisle. >> i do think it is interesting that the president seems to be hell bent on nominating him despite a number of prominent republicans have criticized him and democratic senators have been surprisingly silent on it. this is president right now who is drunk the tea. gave bth to my daughter on may 18th, five days later, i had a massive heart attack. bayer aspirin was the first thing the emts gave me. now, i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. [ woman ] learn from my story. [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology
a day men's 50+. >>> we start with developing news. confirmed by nbc news, an obama administration official could be firming to nbc news that president obama will in fact nominate former republican senator from nebraska senator chuck hagel for defense secretary. the 66-year-old hagel was wounded during vietnam and initially backed the iraq war and later became a fierce critic of the bush administration's defense policies. if confirmed, republicans and democrats have vowed quite the fight over this nomination. now, let's go ahead and take a visit to our political playground. spotted a trend this week of politicians taking digs at each other in an interview with the "new york times" magazine. former presidential candidate and utah governor jon huntsman had this to say about cerne people who gave him props during the campaign. quote, you have people like michael moore, bill clinton and jimmy carter coming out and giving you kudos as a sane republican. that does not play so well in the primary phase of iowa or south carolina. to be fair, huntsman was referring to the kudos as an added
and the flu set in. randall pinkston, cbs news, new york. >>> president obama meets afghan president hamid karzai this morning at the white house. the role with the u.s. and afghanistan will likely be the agenda. last night he met with secretary of state hillary clinton. earlier he met with defense secretary leon panetta. panetta says the coalition has advanced to the last chapter of the war and that he and karzai made very good progress on key issues. >>> reaction to jack lew's nomination to be the next secretary treasurer is predictably falling along party lines. most agree lew will be confirmed by the senate. president obama officially nominated him yesterday. he's currently chief of staff. he said he trust lew's friendship and values his judgment. we'll take a quick break on a friday morning. >>> coming up on the "morning news," life follows art. a snake on a plane clings to a wing on a frigid two-hour flight. we'll find out if there's a hollywood ending when we come back on the "morning news." people don't realize that taxes and health care are connected. the affor
of cutting it up and putting them on a budget, obama says give them a new credit card. >> yes, we have to do more cuts. the president's been clear, he put on the table $1.2 trillion in cuts proposal combined with $1.2 trillion of revenue. the only reason we weren't able to do forward is house republicans decided not to follow speaker boehner. >> john roberts is filling in on "fox news sunday" for chris wallace. great to see you. >> great to see you too. if that discussion is any indication, the next eight weeks are going to go interest on capitol hill with a lot of fur flying. >> can you see them agreeing on anything? >> absolutely not. mitch mcconnell laid down a marker saying we're done with the revenue side. we're not accepting any revenue generated off the backs of the american public. the president is saying i want more, i want another $600 billion as chris van holland alluded to. so far the white house has only proposed a miniscule number of cuts. so the next debate is going to be all about spending cuts. and the big question is, because there are three deadlines, the debt ceiling, the
a great new york sports caster and let's listen to president obama on the issue of executive privilege and orders back in 2007. >> i think that the issue of executive power and executive privilege is one that is subject to abuse and in an obama presidency, what you will see will be a sufficient respect for law and the co-equal branches of government that i hope we don't find ourselves in a situation in which we'd be having aides being subpoenaed for what i think everybody acknowledges is some troublesome information out there. >> lanny, if the president can't get an appointment he wants and then the senate is still in session and he makes a recess appointment. nobody's ever done that before. that's advancing-- go ahead. >> let your audience know you're frequently state ago conclusion i know you sincerely believe and others disagree with. the senate was not in session. >> sean: the session was not in recess, lanny, that's not true. >> there was a ploy used by one republican. >> sean: were they in session or not. >> no, they were not in session? were they in recess? that's not true. >> l
whether it has something to do with the obama care law, which will bring big changes next year. >> they know they're going to have a lot of changes and lose some business and get new business anyway. it may be that this is the best strategy for them to maximize profits for this year. >> reporter: the insurance companies insist they are not profiteering and say higher premiums are the result of simple math and a few early costs of obama care. >> premiums are going up because costs are going up. two, because of the population that's being served, is it older and sicker versus younger and healthy, and three, the new requirements with respect to regulatory issues as well as benefit, new benefits requirements. >> reporter: and they warn that with added requirements and taxes under the new health care law, some consumers can expect significant increases again next year. lisa myers, nbc news, washington. >>> still ahead, as we continue on a tuesday night, the news tonight about alcohol, women, and the increasing health risks they face. >>> and later, why some serious people are saying
, new talk from the obama administration that the u.s. could decide to pull all remaining troops out of afghanistan by the end of next year. the deputy national adviser for strategic communication would not rule that out during a conference call with reporters. >> that would be an option we would consider because again the president does not view the negotiations as having a goal of keeping u.s. troops in afghanistan. >> the pentagon said thousands of troops may be needed beyond 2014 to contain al qaeda who currently has 66,000 troops there. all of this comes with president obama scheduled to meet with hamid karzai friday at the white house. karzai is in washington and will meet with a group of senators including mitch mcconnell. joining us is retired four-star ynl and vote vets.org who served twice in i wack. thank you very much for joining us. general, i will start off with you. many intricate or believe that the president's choice in john kerry and check hagel indicate withdrawing more troops and leaving far fewer in that country and as we move forward with other possible conflict
to the charges. >>> president barack obama has chuck hagel as the new secretary defense -- defense secretary and they are preparing for a confirmation battle. hagel is being criticized by both republicans and democrats and here is more on what chuck hagel is doing to fight back. >>> there is no need to reduce the number of inmates and tara moriarty is at san quentin with how the governor is trying to get out of a federal court order. >>reporter: brown said the state has helped to add the problem by adding beds and renovating healthcare facilities. federal judges have given the state until midnight to file the plans for further reducing the prison population instead, state attorneys filed a motion just hours before the deadline saying the requirement for healthcare has been met and the governor will trump that effort. governor brown also wants to get out from under the court order that requires california to spend more than $40 million a year sending inmates to prisons in other states. the population in the state's 33 prisons has been involved since 2011. of course they have been under siege
's an attempt to murder an alleged organized crime leader. sources tell cbs news that president obama is expected to plush a plan to reduce gun violence and will push it in the state of the union address. >> meanwhile they go into enemy territory today meeting with task forbes on the issue. the vice president is leading the push for new gun restrictions. bill, good morning to you. >> good morning to you, vice president buyten meats with sportsman and later today with the nra but he said the president could make these change bice executive order, although it's really not that much he can do. but he did give hope yesterday to supporters that change is coming. >> we're here today to deal with a immediate action urgent action. >> the vice president was determined saying administration will act to reduce gun violence and point together new tragedy as a game-changer. >> it is awakened by violence in the country. >> we just came out of what we thought was a very productive and actually inspiring meeting. >> reporter: after the meeting gun supporters spoke for high
. president obama is expected to nominate his new treasury secretary today. jack lew with replace geithner. he is currently the chief of staff. he previously served as budget director and was an executive at citigroup. >>> a crazy new signature will be on our money if the president gets his way of this is how jack lew signs his name. the white house says he has no plans to improve his penmanship so start checking the ones. >>> vice president joe biden will meet today with the national rifle association and executives from walmart one of the nation's biggest gun retailers. cbs reporter susan mcginnis says, this is part of a series of meetings this week in an effort to change gun control laws. >> reporter: customers outside washington, d.c. say they are keeping a close eye on gun cell talks taking place inside the beltway. >> i don't think restricting, you know, people's right to -- second amendment rights would be a solution here. >> reporter: cbs news has learned the white house is looking at several new laws including reinstating the assault weapons b
% puts them at risk. >>> new tonight, president obama is making more changes to the cabinet and nominated jack lou as treasury -- treasury secretary. critics are questioning his credent alls and promising a fight before lou's confirmation. craig bosswell reports from capitol hill. >> reporter: just days after appearing in the east room with a pair of nominees for cabinet post, president obama makes another announcement today, naming jack low as his next treasury secretary. >> i can not think of a better person to continue tim's work as treasury than jack lou. >> reporter: before becoming president obama's current chief of staff, lou is mr. obama's budget director, a job he held in the clinton white house. >> if converged -- confirmed, i look forward to joining the treasury department whose people are legendary for their skill and knowledge. >> reporter: some republicans are skeptical saying lou was less than honest about the president's budget and its affect on the nation's debt. >> he didn't show the kind of independence and credibility we would want in that important cabinet position. >
two key members of his cabinet. abc news reporter chuck sievertson has more. jay for president obama the vacation is over. mr. obama returns from hawaii to a climate that is chilly in more ways than one. he reportedly has chosen the republican senator chuck heigle to replace leon panetta as secretary of defense. hiegle would be a controversial pick. he advocates negotiating with iran and some question how strongly he supports israel. one pro israel group is already running an ad against heigle. >> for secretary of defense, chuck heigl se not a responsible option. >> even the top senate republican is holding back judgments. >> i will wait and see how the hearing goes, and see if chuck's view squares with the job he would be nominated to do. >> some democrats are speaking up for him. >> chuck hiegle is a tremendous patriot and statesman and served incredibly in vietnam and served this country as the united states senator. >> and president obama is about to lose his treasury secretary. tim gietner is the last original member of the finance team. he leaves as three major deadlines loom.
my -- micro computer chips. >> ahead, president obama and his second term, the two new faces he wants to join in his administration. >> trading is underway on wall street as investors react to a new foreclosure settlement tempered by other factors. the dow is down 66 points and we will >> radar shows across the state the south is clearing out. that is good news that way. most of the fog is going by the time you get there. another system is coming down that will scrape the northern part of our state with a slight chance of a shower. otherwise, partly cloudy and 39 in tahoe and mid-to-upper 50's for fresno and big sur, and the warmer spots is 60's, low-to-mid 60's in san diego, palm springs and los angeles. safe travels. >> how about a trip to new york? america" and now back to you kristen. >> there are interesting pictures of josh out there on the internet, we understand, this morning? >> somehow he managed to get a gig in miami for a football game that could be going on down there. >> there is a football game. go to alabama. >> talking about a picture of him with a mascots. interestin
gharib. president obama taps a new warrior for the debt ceiling fight. he chooses jacob lew to be the 76th u.s. secretary of the treasury. >> tom: i'm tom hudson. uncle sam wants to make sure you can afford that home loan before you buy. new rules to protect consumers from bad mortgage lenders are on their way. >> susie: and, we look at whether new year's resolutions, to lose weight, can pump up your portfolio. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: president obama named today a "low key" washington hand as his new secretary of the treasury. jacob lew is being called a man who combines tough bargaining with deep economic understanding and a commitment to protecting the safety net for the poor and the elderly. some republicans have promised to oppose lew's nomination, but most say they are reserving
. president obama and afghan president hamid karzai wrapping up the joint news conference after a series of meetings at the white house. they focused on the u.s. role in afghanistan beyond next year and one of the key announcements we just heard, afghan forces will take the lead of providing security throughout the country this spring and u.s. forces will move to what the president referred to as a support role for training and support. joining me, david sanger for "the new york times" and author of "confront and conceal." also with us, nbc's atiya bowi. thank you both for joiningo us. the president saying that it's time to accelerate the u.s. role, shifting to a support role as a result of achievements and i guess goals reached in afghanistan. >> that's true. they did announce that today but that's something that's been discussed behind the scenes in afghanistan for sometime now with the nato commanders in kabul. they have said for sometime that by mid-2013, it does seem they brought it back a bit to spring of 2013 wanting all of afghanistan transitioned in to afghan hands, giving the a
against the couch as homeland security advisor tells him of the news. mr. obama said it was the worst day of his presidency. >>> back here in montgomery county, maryland, school officials are expunging the records of a first grader who made a gun -- gesture with his hand and said pow. it got him suspended for a day. his family says their son never intended to hurt anyone by making that gesture. the family's attorney robin thicker joins us. thank you for being here today. >> thank you. >> you can certainly understand the sensitivity towards guns in school the week after the connecticut tragedy. but as i understand it was just child's play. what happened? >> well, he simply pointed his finger. there is a rule that you can't bring weapons into the school. that would result in suspension. but there is no rule on gestures. many students point fingers, stick out their tongue, make a fist. and we can't have all these little kids like the 41-pound 6-year-old in this case suspended willy-nilly. it said on his record that he was suspended for threatening to shoot a student. you can't shoot someone
this week. sources telling fox news, president obama will official nominate former republican senator chuck hagel as defense secretary tomorrow. if confirmed, hagel would replace defense secretary leon panetta and a suspects in a deadly colorado movie massacre returns it court and prosecutors expected to outline his case against james holmes and the judge will decide whether to send the case to trial. and on this day in 2001, a joint session of congress officially certified george w. bush the winner of the 2000 presidential election. it had been one of the hardest fought campaigns in recent memory. texas governor versus the vice-president and when the election results came in the vice-president won the popular vote because florida was too close to call, it went into equivalent of overtime, remember the pregnant, hanging and dip pelled chads and after challenges to the supreme court, 5-4 to halt the recall in florida and bush took florida getting the 25 needed electoral votes and he took the oath of office and lawmakers recognizing george w. bush 12 years ago. and is his parents' 68th weddin
news america reporting from washington. president obama nominates chuck hagel to be secretary of defense. the men charged with raping a young indian woman on a bus arrived in court where proceedings dissolved into chaos. and hitting a high note in south africa. we meet an unlikely star whose voice takes them from -- hollywood. across >> a combat soldier still -- still carries a treadmill in his chest. he will be the first wounded soldier to ever serve as secretary of defense. not everyone is happy with his nomination. >> this is the man president obama wants to lead the largest military force the world has ever known. a former soldier who knows the cost of war. >> he knows war is not an abstraction. he knows the sending young americans to fight and believe in the dark and muddy is something we only do when absolutely necessary. >> he is to be a republican senator, but he is a provocative thick. -- pick. >> i will do my best for my country and those i represent at the pentagon and for all of my citizens. i will always give you my honest and most informed counsel. >> he served i
obama prepares to hold a news conference minutes from now live from the white house. good day. i am andrea mitchell live in washington where we are awaiting hamid karzai and president obama who will be addressing reporters in the east room following their meetings on the pace of the u.s. troop withdrawals. one big disagreement? the white house suggestion this week of a zero option, a withdrawal of all u.s. troops after 2014 leaving no residual force at all, but, first, the big domestic issue here at home. what to do about gun violence. the white house is pushing back hard on suggestions that they do not believe they can win a ban on assault weapons, and are focussing on other options. in fact, a senior administration official tells me within the hour that an assault weapons ban and background checks are both going to be in the final set of proposals that go to the president despite all reports to the controversy. the nra president who met with vice president biden yesterday is drawing a hard line on assault weapons. >> we don't think that a ban on so-called assault weapons, which ha
kind of does. the last two things that president obama signed into law at the new year were the fiscal cliff thing and the pentagon bill. and the pentagon funding bill includes a big new hard-fought provision over whether women who are in the military who are raped can have access to abortion. this is a live policy issue being debated and hanged as a matter of policy right now. in the defense bill that was just signed by president obama, female troops can now receive medical coverage for abortions that are the result of rape. that is a change in policy that is brand-new. previously, the only abortions that were covered for our military servicewomen were in cases where her life was in danger. not anymore. and this is a huge deal in the u.s. military, because it turns out this is a huge problem in the u.s. military. in 2011, a little more than 2,000 cases of sexual assault were reported by female service members. the actual number when you include cases that go unreported is estimated by the pentagon to be more like 19,000. 19,000 cases of rape and sexual assault in the military every ye
and other gun owner groups. it comes after the nra's president lashed out at president obama in a new internet radio interview. >> i think they're being disingenuous. i think they have seen this as an opportunity to go after the 2nd amendment which they have wanted to do for years. >>> also breaking, the atlantic pastor to deliver the benediction at president obama's second term inauguration is announcing to withdraw from the ceremony amid questions of an anti-gay sermon he gave in the mid-'90s. >> if you look at the counsel of the word of the god, you come quickly to the conclusion that homosexuality is not an alternate lifestyle. it is not just a sexual preference. it is not gay. but homosexuality is sin. >> the presidential inaugural committee issued a statement saying, quote, we were not aware of pastor giglio's past comments at the time of his collection and they don't reflect our desire to celebrate the strength and diversity of our country at this inaugural. before we get to vice president biden's big meeting with the nra, talk about this pastor. he decided to step aside. he wa
. >> vice president biden will meet with the nra and other gun owner's groups tomorrow. president obama thes the new policy proposals on his desk by the end of the month. >> and. >>> the labor secretary is leaving the obama administration n. an e-mail message, she submitted her resignation let or wednesday afternoon and made the decision to leave after discussing it with her family and close friends. >>> the white house chief of staff is expected to replace treasury secretary tim geithner. white house officials have not confirmed it but sources are saying that president obama will choose this man, jack lou, to lead the treasury department. an announcement could come by the end of the week. he previously led the office of management and budget and oversaw international economic issues at the state department. >>> more details are coming in now about the presidential inauguration. the inaugural poet is richard blanco. he's the gay son of cuban american exiles whose work explores his family's experiences and in a new country. the inauguration is monday january 21st. [ singing ] mesh, america. >
'tly. >>> an all-star lineup for musical performance for president obama's second inauguration. >> coming up the rundown of what the president helped to pick to bring the music to the national mall. the names you will know. >> and meet metro. he's a retired racehorse, however new talents making him much more famous here and around the world. we've got the details on this artistic eye straight ahead. >> download the app, so much you can do. you can check out the radar and follow along with the storms and also get the forecast. the temperature right now coming in at 34 degrees in hunt valley and also you can see the closings and the delays. don't go anywhere. "good morning maryland" will be right back. >>> he is retired from racing, but apparently has found a new hobby. >> forget mr. ed. this morning a horse that's become a very popular artist. >> on a beautiful snow-covered farm north of frederick, lives is retired racehorse named -- >> and they're off. >> metro meteor. bad knees forced his retirement from racing in 2009 and more recently, even from casual trail rides. >> come on bud. >> the
.gov. jon? >> jon: shannon bream, thank you. >> um-huh. >> jon: new signs the obama administration may have gone after terror suspects abroad without rights to due process. it's a very controversial case and many details are still stop secret. fox news has learned authorities arrested three suspects last year in the small african nation of gentleman beauty. u.s. agencies agents say the men may have ties to operation in somalia. the lawyers spent months in jail without knowing the charges against them. now they are facing trial here in the united states. catherine herridge is live in d.c. for us. catherine, what else do we know about these suspects? >> well, jon, the men are alleged members of the somali terrorist group al shabaab. secret interrogations overseas only became public when documents were unsealed and men briefly appeared in brooklyn court last december. >> the appropriate venue is not to take somebody involved in a civil war in east africa and bring them to the eastern district of new york to be prosecuted in a criminal court. >>' savitt says there is no evidence that his client
. president barack obama says he wants quick action on new gun control legislation. in the wake of the school shooting in newtown connecticut they pushed every armed guard. the n ra is willing to put up a fight and says the president can act for approval without congress. >> the president will take executive action to be taken and we have not decided what that is yet and we are complying with the attorney general... >> and that right there has a lot of gun lobbiests fired up and i will tell you more when i see you next. kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> they will reexamine safety procedures after what happened in connecticut. they are looking into an adult school to come up with a violent pattern. >>> there was a scare in los angeles after gunfire. the reason police were able to move in quickly and make an arrest. >>> new this morning, military jets may fly through skies for an exercise. it is set to take place in sonoma county and you may see f- 16 fighter jets and that's planned between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. >> thanks for the head's up. >> sal, do you have any head's up arou
of discussion during the confirmation process. >> during today's news conference, president obama is also expected to announce the nomination of counterterrorism adviser john brennan to head the cia. he was a rumored pick for the job when obama was first elected in 2008, but was forced to withdraw from consideration amidst protests over his role at the cia under the bush administration. brennan has publicly supported this tsa's policies of so- called enhanced interrogation techniques and extraordinary rendition. he was the first obama administration official to publicly confirm drone attacks overseas and to defend their legalities. war on expected nominations of chuck hagel and john brennan after the headlines. the obama administration reportedly is considering keeping a residual force between three and 9000 troops in afghanistan after the formal withdrawal date of 2014. the wall street journal cited the new figures after previous reports suggested the u.s. is mulling a troop deployment of up to 20,000. bahrain top court has upheld the convictions of 13 opposition leaders on allegations o
.s. and a meeting with president obama on morsi's calendar and suspicions the anointed one might cave to his new pal morsi now that the election is over, top republicans are demanding that obama speak up and stand strong against the radical leader. and now syndicated columnist, author, fox news contributor, michelle malkin. he's got blood on his hand, he's a murderer, a terrorist, a killer. >> yes. >> sean: we're giving this 9/11 truther who is at war with israel a 1.5 billion taxpayers dollars and the media is silent. help me out, why. >> the media is silent on it because obama is silent on it. i find his complete silence and unwillingness to outright reject this outrageous call to release or somehow transfer the murderous blind sheik absolutely appalling. an insult to not only all the families of 9/11, but certainly, of course, all of the families who lost loved ones, there were six of them killed in the 1993 world trade center bombing and the thousands who were injured. we're coming up on the 20th anniversary of the 1993 world trade center bombing in february and this man, mohammed morsi, can go
's gag order. the hearing is expected to last a week. >> new this morning, abc news has learned president obama will nominate former republican senator chuck hagel as the next secretary of defense today. the president is expected to make the nomination official this morning at 10:00 our time confirming the 66-year-old hagel to replace panetta. that could be a browsing fight. hagel is a decorated veteran, who also served in the senate from the late 1990's to 2008. the president is expected to name counterterrorism advisor john brennan to lead the c.i.a. >> it is 4:36. federal regulators are expected to announce a $10 billion foreclosure settlement with banks. "new york times" reports that 14 banks have agreed to the deal providing $6 billion to help homeowners endanger of losing homes and $3.75 billion provides cash relief to americans who dealt with foreclosure in 2009 and to 10. >> pucks will drop again this week now that the national hockey league and the players have reached a deal to end a lockout. the agreement means that the sharks fans could see the team return to the ice in the ne
. now, president obama on new year's eve, and on congress to avert the so-called fiscal cliff and middle-class tax hikes. [applause] >> happy new year to you. >> hello, everybody. thank you. everybody have a seat. good afternoon, everybody. welcome to the white house. i realize that the last thing you want to hear on new year's eve is another speech from me. but i do need to talk about the progress being made in congress today. for the last few days, leaders of both parties are working toward an agreement that will prevent a middle-class tax hike from hitting 98% of all americans starting tomorrow. preventing that tax hike has been my top priority. the last thing that folks like the folks appear on this stage can afford right now is to pay an extra $2,000 in taxes next year. middle-class families cannot afford it, businesses cannot afford it, our economy cannot afford it. today, it appears an agreement to prevent this new year's tax hike is within sight. but it is not done. there are still issues left to resolve but we are hopeful that congress can get it done. it is not done. part of th
three of you. when you thought it was safe for there to be at least one obama nominee, there's a new voice vowing to block jack lew, coming up we'll have an opportunity to speak with bernie sanders liberal leaning independent who says lew is wrong for america's middle tax. >>> john boehner inviting president obama to deliver the state of the u.n. i don't address to the joint congress february the 12th. a couple of weeks away. >>> president obama is meetinging with afghanistan president hamid karzai at the white house. how many u.s. troops should stay in afghanistan after 2014, if any at all. we'll talk more about that. >>> plus, the flu, now widespread in nearly all 50 states and even if you did not get vaccinated. there's a chance you could still get sick? we'll bring you the details. >>> the big question of you, do you think the hollywood and gaming industry will be as on stin at as the nra when it comes to finding solutions to gun violence? sometimes what we suffer from is bigger than we think ... like the flu. with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why trea
security requirements. >> reporter: president obama told nbc news last weekend he sees, quote, nothing to disqualify hagel. in washington, james rosen, fox news. >>> there is the battle over whether to raise the debt ceiling again. right now, it is set at $16.4 trillion. you might remember, there was a fight over whether to set it that high. in february, congress will have to decide again whether to raise it. it's a decision that essentially covers money already spent. >> something i will not compromise over is whether or not congress should pay the tab for a bill they have already racked up. if congress refuses to give the united states the ability to pay its bills on time, the consequences for the entire global economy could be catastrophic. >> the president and the democrats controlling washington repeatedly refuse to take any meaningful steps to make washington live within its means. >> last time congress threatened not to raise the debt ceiling, one creditor dropped the nation's credit rating. the international monetary fund warns that another fight like that will affect the world
in this country do not require a background check. the vice president will deliver his proposal to president obama by next tuesday. >>> there are new details about a shootings at a rural california high school. police say a 16-year-old student walked into taft high armed with a shotgun. he shot one student, fired at another, and missed, then a teacher and student supervisor talked him into giving up his weapon. tonight that wounded student is in critical but stable condition, and according to the cops, the student had planned the attack and targeted students he felt had bullied him for more than a year. >> it goes without saying to stand there and face someone that has a shotgun, who has already discharged it and shot a student, that speaks volumes to these two young men. >> teachers and other staffers had attended a safety drill less than two hours before the shooting happened. the gun used in that shooting belonged to the gunman's brother. >>> new tonight, a judge has ruled there is enough evidence to bring james holmes to trial. he is charged with shooting up a colorado movie theater last summe
your fox news minute. we are expecting a press conference shortly with president obama and afghan president. they've met today discussing the u.s. role in afghanistan after the war ends in 2014. the president is not expected to announce any further decision on further troop withdrawal. the blast occurred in a southwestern city. most of the dead were shiite muslims killed in a billiards hall. a suicide attack was followed by a car bomb minutes later. ford plans to hire 2200 salaried workers in the u.s. it marks one of the largest land increases for the country and more than a decade and will help build on the 8100 combined hourly and salary jobs that were added in the u.s. last year. those are your headlines. back to melissa and lori. lori: we like to receive that good news. thank you so much. the s&p is hovering near a five-year high. let's not forget the economy is not going gangbusters. could inflation we are its ugly head? jeff, i know that you manage money for high net worth clients and, i suppose, what we want to know is if you can help us become one of them? >> now is a cruc
much. >>> we're going to turn to washington now. and the debate sparked by president obama's new picks for his national security team. former republican senator chuck hagel is in for a confirmation fight before he becomes defense secretary. and obama aide john brennan will also face some tough questions in his bid for the cia. jon karl is covering it all from washington. good morning, jon. >> reporter: the president has put together the final pieces of his national security team. but he'll have to do battle with congress before getting them all in place. the president is wasting no time defending his chosen national security team. >> my number one criteria in making these decisions was simple. who is going to do the best job in securing america? >> reporter: president obama's choice for defense secretary, chuck hagel, is a decorated vietnam veteran, with shrapnel from that war still in his chest. >> mr. president, i will always give you my honest and most informed counsel. >> reporter: while he's a former republican senator, this morning, he's drawing sharp criticism from both the righ
and mark, wher -- northern myanmar. and nasa has found 461 new plants that could support life as we know it. u.s. president barack obama has made controversial choices for two of the top jobs in his government. is nominated chuck hagel for defense secretary and john brenan as dia director. both of them must now be approved by the u.s. senate. now this report. >> with his second term soon to begin, president obama is putting the finishing touches to his national security team. introducing the men that he wants to lead the pentagon and the cia. >> these two leaders have dedicated their lives to protect our country. i urge the senate to confirm them as soon as possible. >> both nominees face difficult questions before they are confirmed in the u.s. senate. table seems perfect for the pentagon. a decorated combat veteran in vietnam and a former republican senator from nebraska. some conservatives say that he is not strong enough supporter of israel, even though he voted many times to send billions of dollars in u.s. financial aid. >> i will do my best for our country and those i represent at th
barack obama introduced the new picks for defense secretary and cia director. >> these two have dedicated their lives to protecting our country. >> in hagel, our troops see a decorated combat veteran of character and strength, on of their own. >> as the terrorism advisor, brennan was the point man. he's a 25 veteran of the cia and served under republican and democratic. >> this would be the greatest privilege as well as the great greatest responsibility. >> both men have critics. an international study says senators should ask about future plans for the pentagon. >> there's a tendency to look backwards. it's much more important for them to be looking forward. >> outside the white house, the antiwar group protested the cia nomination questioning his ties to enhanced interrogation techniques used during the bush administration. the president needs the senate's approval for both picks. the president says he hopes the senate acts promptly on his nominations. at the white house, danielle, cbs 5. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is back at w
, president obama and president karzai will participate in a joint news conference this afternoon. >>> president obama is now on his lookout for his next chief of staff after nominating jack lew to replace timothy geithner at the treasury department. the president called the move bittersweet but insisted his loss will be the nation's gain. >> over the years, he's built a reputation as a master of policy who can work with members of both parties and forge principaled coprincipal -- principled compromises. jack has my trust. i know i'm not alone in that. i hope the senate will confirm him as quickly as possible. >> during yesterday's announcement, both lew and president obama poked fun at the media attention surrounding his loopy signature. >> you've been a friend and colleague for many years. actually, decades. the american people are better off for your outstanding service. and you know, i thought i knew you pretty well, but it was only yesterday that i discovered we both share a common challenge with penmanship. >> i had never noticed jack's signature. when this was highlighted y
of israel and its security requirements. >> president obama told nbc news last weekend he sees, quote, nothing to disqualify hagel. in washington, james rosen, fox news. >>> super storm sandy destroyed thousands of homes and destroyed special keepsakes. care stands for cherished album restoration effort were founded after storm hit and has been recruiting photo editing experts from all overt world to help remove mud, scratches and stance and even reconstruct missing pieces of photographs that were damage the >>> usually, you give money and that's all you can do but here is something that i actually felt like my skill set allowed to get more than just the bare minimum. >> reporter: care set up a collection point once a week to help with the photos. all the time and effort needed to restore them, by the way, is donated. >>> next on fox 5, medical marijuana coming to the district very soon. how many residents will be able to buy it legally >>> and if you have a story idea, call the fox headline. have a good night. here you go. you, too. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to d
on news4 at four, even president obama is on board about a prime time comedy with >>> we remember the moment. four years ago, president obama and the first lady had their first official dance by a live performance by beyons same the singer will perform again at the inauguration. this time, singing the national anthem. kelly clarkson singing "my country 'tis of thee," james taylor will perform "america the beautiful." >> we note men knew for the traditional lunch congress hosts inside the capitol after the president and vice president are sworn n the first course will be steamed lobster with new england clam chowder. the main course is hickory-grilled bison. the third course, apple pie with sour cream ice cream, aged cheese and honey. new york state wipes will be served with every course. the menu was created with the help of a catering company from arlington called design cuisine. >>> let's just stay calm. >> does the president know? >> the new nbc sitcom "1600 p n penn." in a matter of minutes, the president will host the cast and crew for a screening it follows the adventures o
. >> yes. >>> as we have reported the obama administration is promising quick action on new gun control laws following the shooting at sandy hook elementary. it is clear plenty of people across the country want to get their hand on guns and now. abc's mark greenblat has more. >> reporter: the surging demand for guns drew so many to this gun show near los angeles over the weekend, the worry wasn't weapons but the size of the crowds. this father brought his daughter along to stock up. worried about looming gun reforms. >> we went through and came down here to got what we wanted before everything is illegal. >> reporter: closer to newtown, at least four gun shows canceled. the show went on though in nearby stanford, connecticut, even after the local mayor called the organizers insensitive. what did you say to the mayor? >> i say he is wrong. >> reporter: why is he wrong? >> this is a private thing. he shouldn't be expressing his opinion on it. >> reporter: "the washington post" reports a task force led by vice president joe biden is considering proposing universal background tracks for all
obama took his ad-mile-an-hour ration for one former president to new heights. >> people have been asking me a lot about the film lincoln, and, you know,. >> is this your lincoln moment. >> well, no, look. a, i never compare myself to lincoln and b. [ laughter ] >> it's tough. it's just tough. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. >> shepard: this is the fox report. tonight, the massacre at the movie theater. today court. chilling testimony. what brought officers on the stand to tears. plus, warring in washington. as the president named his picks for two key positions. nominees on the front line of our national security. >> these two leaders have dedicated their lives to protecting our country. >> shepard: former senator chuck hagel for secretary of defense and counter terrorism advisor john brennan for the head of the cia. confirmation hearings loom on capitol hill. tonight, the tough questions ahead on the war in afghanistan. terrorism, iran, and u.s. support for israel. plus, the chairman of google lands
. >> "america live" starts right now. >> megyn: fox news alert, growing pushback right now against the obama administration today on the possibility of new federal gun regulations. welcome to "america live," happy friday, i 'm megyn kelly. as they are set to old a gun appreciation day this month, more and more people are looking at keeping uncle sam's hands off their weapons. eight states here, have laws exempting guns with federal regulations so long as they're within the state's border. some in wyoming want to go further, considering a fill making any federal gun regulation after january of this year, unenforceable if it bans or restricts ownership of semi automatic guns and magazines. or if it requires guns and accessories to be registered. cries stirewalt is our fox news digital power play editor and power play live. so wyoming sort of sending a message to washington, we don't care what you do. things are going to stay the way they are here in wyoming and not only that, but if you pass some law banning semi automatic guns and magazines and try and arrest somebody, we're going to arrest y
piece of good news for president obama from the victory in 2012, it's officially in the books. the election that dominated the airwaves finally came to a close friday when a joint session of congress led by vice president joe biden confirmed the 332 lech ral votes for president obama. so who will be the next lawmaker to receive that same honor? joining me now, brian bointler and amy stoddard from the hill. thanks for coming in on a saturday. amy, let me start with you. a few weeks ago, this conversation was all about hillary clinton, but there are other names making news right now. let's start with a man we just saw, america's happy warrior, vice president joe biden had a good week. age might be a factor, though, but can we discount the role he's played in the most important fiscal deal of the last few years? >> no, we can't, and i think he's underrated. i think he's underappreciated. he is the subject of many jokes as everyone knows. >> he's had one or two, but he has clearly been just really an incredible players in many dram as and key legislative battles getting to a decis
, and the good news is we're leaving. president obama met with hamid karzai, the leader of afghanistan. >> the forces i have ordered to afghanistan have served with honor. they've completed their mission and as promised will return home. the transition is well under way, and soon nearly 90% of a begans will livea--afghans will live in areas where afghan forces have control of the security. by the end of next year, 2014, the transition will be complete. afghans will have full responsibility for their security, and this war will come to a responsible end. >> cenk: that would be fantastic. now, i'm not entirely confident of the afghan forces protecting afghanistan, but that is their business, not our business. it appears that problem president obama is going to expedite the number of troops we have leaving quicker, leaving in greater numbers, and when we hit 2014, when we're supposed to leave only a few troops behind, it appears he's going to follow through on that. as with everyone in the government, i will believe it when i see it, but this is definitely good news today. we move to the
game and entertainment industries are also plans. this is all part of the panel president obama created following the sandy hook elementary shooting. new york mayor michael bloomberg, a strong supporter of tighter gun laws, is advising the vice president. >> secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to testify later this month on the deadly september 11th of salt and libya. clinton has been scheduled to testify last month but she fell during an illness and suffered a concussion. if she was recently hospitalized for a blood clot. clinton returned to work on monday. she had promised to appear before the senate and the house foreign affairs panel before stepping down from her job. president obama has nominated senator john kerry to replace her. >> still ahead on kron 4 morning news. a new iphone may be in the works and it is likely " cheaper " than the one you already have. it is incredible on video. a great white shark sighting off the coast of florida. how'd it is helping researchers is coming up next. it is a judgment day for barry bonds. he will find out his hall of fame fate. mar
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obama's inauguration. >>> bernie kosar has new hope after struggling from effects of concussions, the treatments he calls ground-breaking. >>> it looks like a wall of fire but the sky is not burning, it is a spectacular storm. "newsroom" starts now. good morning, thank you so much for joining us. i'm carol costello. we begin with new questions on the white house's search for ideas to curb gun violence in america. president obama vowed to bring together the vastly divided interests in the gun control debate. today those sides seem more polarized than ever. the nation's largest gun lobby the nra is angry and apparently backing away from the conversation, says the white house isn't really interested in a dialogue. >> we knew going into this meeting what the president's position on the so-called assault weapons ban it, is, he said no we've made up our mind on that. no, there's not going to be an agreement on that. >> today we're learning the nation's largest gun retailer is feeling slighted. walmart officials agreed to take part in the talks but in the end they didn't get to meet wit
with president obama. good evening. breaking news, superstorm sandy crashing ashore new jersey. two million people without power. i watched these extraordinary scenes over new jersey today. really quite unprecedented. i've never seen anything quite like it. have you ever seen anything like this in your lifetime? >> no, i haven't. you know, you see sights like the seaside boardwalk where the program the jersey shore is filmed. the boardwalk is gone. amusement rides, roller coaster in the ocean. it's incredible. homes destroyed. it's an awful thing. >> you've taken charge, as you've always done in these situations, and in a very impressive way. people have been surprised that you've been so out spokenly supportive and praise worthy of the president. i'm not surprised, knowing you, but explain why you were happy to did so close to an election when some people will say that wasn't the best thing to do. >> this is much more important than the election, piers. this is the livelihood of the people of my state. and when the president does things that deserve praise, i will give him praise and when
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day meeting with president obama that starts next week. >> so sobering news from the national oceanic and atmospheric administration. 2012 was the hottest year on record in the lower 48 states. with an average temperature at 55.3 degrees. now that shattered the previous record set in 1998 by a full degree while the majority of the country saw above average temperatures including las vegas and boise, cities like los angeles and seattle saw below average readings. 2012 was the second worst year for extreme weather events. human activity especially the burning of fossil fuels is contributing to changes in the u.s. climate. >>> today, the debate over what to do over gun violence continues in washington with the launch of vice president's biden's task force. yesterday, gabrielle giffords marked the two-year anniversary of the shooting which she narrowly survived by joining the call for more action. nbc's tracie potts joins us live with the details. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: richard, good morning. congresswoman giffords marking the occasion with a push for gun safety. she's going a
at a new barack obama. you know the expression let reagan be reagan. i think we're seeing barack obama be barack obama. an in your face challenge to the right wing. he's putting in a guy who knows the lessons of vietnam and iraq and putting him out front, making him his point man as he goes into the war of hawkish republicans who count the months between wars as an unwanted time-out. who like nothing more than the next war to fight. meet barack obama two. he's going to run the way he believes to do it. i like it. i think there's one guy out there by the way ironically rooting for obama. it's the guy who got used by the hawks, saw his place ruined by their lies. his name is george w. bush. and he's sitting down there in texas watching the same old predictable crowd of war hawks trying good their number one more time. only this time there's someone in the white house wise to their game. joining me now is msnbc plienl analyst david corn from mother jones. and john fehry. you can throw in your ideas. my idea is this. he picked chuck hagel after watching two or three weeks of him trying to
at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. >>> today president obama expected to nominate former nebraska senator chuck hagel, a republican, as his next pentagon topper. he would be the first enlisted soldier to hold that cabinet post. he's got the support of national security figures, but his senate confirmation is now shaping up to be a testy battle. republican senators suggested they'll challenge their former colleague on his tough record. he has opposed sanctions against iraq. >>> on the sunday morning hagel's critics, including li lindsey graham will louder than his backers. >> i expect that the president to nominate people different than i would think, i'm going to vote for senator kerry, i think he's very much in the main stream of thought. chuck hagel if confirmed to be secretary of defense would be the most antagonist secretary of defense. he has long severed ties with his party. this is an in your face nomination by the president. >> senator hagel has some criticism on the left. whether he questioned an openly gay nominee by president clinton was fit enough to represent
. no longer. good news is community colleges which again is president obama's priority to fund them. they are cheap. you may have to have a survival job whether it's driving a cab or being a waiter, wal-mart greeter in the meantime but training at the community colleges will enable you to train for a career that should have sustainability. >> on those community colleges, are those faculties, administrations, the way they are, are they willing to change? say somebody that's been teaching english, that person may not be needed as much as somebody that will teach you to read an x-ray. >> actually better than almost any institutions in america community colleges stay in touch with employment trends and hire people part time, temp whatever, from industry, etc. frankly i think community colleges are the smart money especially for longterm unemployed and people who are lousy networkers. people who are lousy networkers and have lousy skills will not do better by training or continue looking for a low skilled generic job. they need a specific train like robotics, airplane repair, green he ha
on this story, we're going live to our correspondent in washington. what do we know now about the new framework for the u.s. a moment in afghanistan? >> the details on any security agreement that would kick in after 2014. president obama pointing out the goals of any security agreements, the training and assisting of forces in afghanistan, and the second being targeting terrorists. how exactly they will achieve the goals, new details of potential troop numbers. those of the numbers everyone are waiting for. obama, it was very important for him to point out the nature of the mission was joining from combat to a mission that was purely a sustained, advising, and training. that tells us they're very eager to draw down as quickly as possible. >> what has been controversial in the talks today? >> it is all about trust and control. they do not trust president karzai. there's a feeling that he says one thing and then does another. that is always a problem. on the other hand, it is about controlling money, troops, missions. he is not happy about how nato and the americans conduct emissions and raids. o
? it is certainly not the most easy one. >> the new conservative dominance of policy thinking ended when barack obama was elected president. but today was the day that the obama administration made the single biggest play to define what comes next. today, he nominated chuck hagel, in doing, he nominated the first vietnam veteran. >> he understands that sending young americans to fight and bleed in the dirt and mud, that is something we only do when it is absolutely necessary. my frame of reference, he has said, is geared to the guy at the bottom who is doing the fighting and the dying. with chuck, our troops will always know just like sergeant hagel was there for his own brother, secretary hagel will be there for you. and finally, chuck represents the bipartisan tradition that we need more of in washington. for his independence, and commitment to consensus, he has earned the respect of national security and military leaders, republicans and democrats, including me. >> hagel will be the third republican secretary of defense appointed by the last two democratic presidents. william cohen, and bob
of the great state of new york seems to be regular in form and authentic, and it appears that barack obama of illinois received 29 votes for president and joseph biden of delaware received 29 votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of north carolina seems to be regular in form and authentic, and it appears that mitt romney of massachusetts received 15 votes for president and a paul ryan of wisconsin received 15 votes per byte -- for vice-president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of north dakota seems to be regular and the form and authentic, and it appears that mitt romney of massachusetts received three votes for president and paul ryan of wisconsin received three votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of ohio seems to be regular in form and authentic, and it appears that barack obama of illinois received 18 votes for president and joseph biden of delaware received 18 votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the electora
not too late to get a vaccine. in alameda, allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> today president obama's weekly addressed focused on his next challenge with congress, the debt ceiling. >> one hing i will commote compromise is lightning congress should pay the tab for a bill they already wracks up. if congress refuses to gift united states the ability to pay its bills the consequences could be catastrophic. republicans say a deal must include spending cuts, but the g.o.p. is not unified in its own strategy. yesterday former president candw commented. >>> google said the decision to block map was to ensue a good user experience and not about exceptionally interfering with a rival product. according tot tech site google is working on a redirect so window users can use the map service. >> some homeowners on storm- ravaged staten island, new york are furious that going is touring neighborhoods, photographing damaged homes for it's 360-degree map technology. google says it's updating the photos to "help people around the world better understand the extent of the damage. google says it plan
and president obama are determined to act. a new gun control group led by gabrielle giffords, the former congresswoman who was injured in the former tucson arizona, shooting rampage is trying to raise money that would match what the nra raised in november. >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you so much. >>> a just released report finds possession of firearms is part of the reason why u.s. suffers far more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation. 6 per 100,000 residents. none of the other 16 countries included even came close to that. finland, for example, has about two violent deaths per 100,000 people. >>> in washington the president's cabinet for a second term is taking shape. today mr. obama is expected to nominate his chief of staff jack lew to be the secretary of treasury. lieu was the director of the office of management and budget during the clinton administration. back then he helped negotiate a balanced budget deal with congress. if confirmed lew will replace timothy geithner. and labor secretary hilda solis announced she is resigning. she's expect
to make its recommendations in about a month. >>> new this morning, president obama is preparing to make a major announcement about his cabinet for his second term. this afternoon, he will nominate jack lew to succeed timothy geithner as treasury secretary. lew's already part of the obama administration. he is currently the white house chief of staff. he was also budget director during the obama and clinton administrations. now if lew is confirmed, you may be thrown for a loop when you look at a five or ten-dollar bill literally. look at this sort of a doodle here. believe it or not, this is lew's signature. the treasury secretary's signature appears on the front of paper money, as we know. you could very well see that on newly printed money. perhaps, though, he'll take the lead from his predecessor, timothy geithner's signature was a tad bit messy, you see there. he cleaned it up when he became treasury secretary. >>> the president also looking for a new labor secretary. hilda solis resigned yesterday. she will likely return home to california and run for a seat on the los angeles count
kerry, for the president of china, for president obama to build a new relationship, to overcome some of the serious problems we have, both on the security and the economic areas. i'm very hopeful that with his background and deep experience, senator kerry, soon to be secretary kerry, will build on his relationship with the president, and not take the communist party as a given, but help to support and spur, not only the economic reform, but the political reform which many people in china expect and hope for. it's, especially the united states, which is standing for the democracy in human rights around the world. cheryl: we'll be watching as secretary of state, the con confirmation hearings get andrewway. thank you very much. interesting discussion on china. appreciate it. well, a new twist in the shell oil rig that ran aground off the coast of alaska. the company is accused of tax evasion. yep. the violence in video games, a controversial topic at the white house today. we're going to be talking about that in just a little bit, and my co-anchor, as we go to break, take a look at the
winners were when we come back. >> president obama for his part praised this week's huge new tax increase saying that millionaires and billionaires will finally pay their fair share under the fiscal cliff compromise, that is unless they were smart enough to hire a lobbyist. those folks managed to get their taxes reduced in the deal, as congress handed out 78 million dollars in tax write-offs for nascar track owners 222 million dollars in tax rebates forum distillers, and 430 million in tax credit for hollywood producers, and billions more in green energy give aways. so, mary, i thought this was about social justice, the rich paying their fair share. what happened? >> yes, the rich paying their fair share to her rich people. it's redistribution. >> paul: from the rich to the rich. >> well, we know this is basically how washington works. you have lots of lobbyists working on capitol hill and their job is to get money out of the rest of us and give it to special interest and that's basically what happened here. you remember way back when we when we started talking about this, lower the rates
of political hot water for making nice with president obama. >> good evening. breaking news tonight, superstorm sanity crashing astore in southern jersey in the last hour. 2.8 million people without power. >> i watched these extraordinary scenes over new jersey today. really quite unprecedented. i haven't seen anything quite like it. have you anything like this in your lifetime? >> no, i haven't. you see the boardwalk where the program "the jersey shore" is filmed. the boardwalk is gone. it is gone. it's in the ocean. it's incredible. homes destroyed. it's an awful thing. >> you take charge like you've always done in a very impressive way. people have been surprised you eve been so outspokeningly supportive and praise worthy to the president. i'm not surprised knowing you, but tell me why you were happy to do that so close to the election when some say politically that wasn't the best thing to do. >> this is much more important than any election. this is the livelihood of the people in my state. and when the president does things that deserve praise, i will give him praise. and when the preside
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